Manchester Wrestling Goes 2-0 at Vandercook Lake

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By: Seth Kinker,

The Manchester Flying Dutchmen Wrestling team picked up two more wins yesterday at Vandercook Lake High School. The Dutchmen defeated Addison (48-27) and Vandercook Lake (77-0) in a dual before heading to Hudson on Saturday for a tournament.

The Dutchmen spent the week prepping for Addison, a league rival and a team that has to be beaten to continue their league title streak.

This year, the Dutchmen are going for their tenth league title in a row as well as their twelfth district title in a row.

They really came to wrestle tonight I didn’t expect anything less from them,” said Manchester head coach Steve Vlcek of Addison’s performance.

“Grant’s win was a huge win for us, that secured it for us,” said Vlcek of junior Grant Tungate (125). “He’s the type of kid we really need to step up, we move some kids in that line up where we need them to step up. That’s what we have to do. Every team is different and has their strengths so just trying to get everyone a little piece of the pie and keep them happy.”

Seniors hit milestones

In the second match of their dual, Dutchmen seniors Charlie Depp (215) and Reese Fry (112) both hit career milestones.

Depp, who was a state qualifier last year, picked up his 100th career win via pin.

Fry, a returning state champion, and recent Brown University commit, picked up his 150th career win via pin.

“It’s always great to have guys who’ve stuck with the program so long to be rewarded,” said Vlcek. “it was good. You feel that for the kids.”

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Seth Kinker

Reporter/Digital Media for The Sun Times News

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